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Visionary entrepreneurs, thought leaders and change makers can discover how to increase income and impact as Melanie Benson and her guests cover how to amplify your results and achieve more of your bold goals.
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Aug 27, 2018

As a coach to entrepreneurs and other transformational business leaders, I am often asked to share my tips for managing time better. The question, “How does a busy person really get it all done, without feeling so overwhelmed” is a common challenge in the small business community.

So, in episode 89 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, discover the three time-management questions most asked by my coaching clients --- and my $18k worthy coaching advice!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about what works for you!

Key Takeaways

  • When you don’t have enough time, why its important to dig deep and evaluate your real priorities.
  • How to use “time blocking” to stay in flow, build productive momentum and get more done.
  • What horse-trainers can teach us about stress, focus and the ability to use our minds more effectively.
  • My favorite “task management” resources for tracking tasks, project plans and staying focused on the right activities.
  • Why overwhelm starts in your mindset and thought patterns (and how liquify time actually helps you achieve more of your to-do list.)
  • What an “adrenaline-junky” is and how this unhealthy pattern creates unnecessary stress on you, your team and keeps you feeling like you are falling behind

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Aug 20, 2018

Storytelling can bring your brand to life – and create deep trust and rapport with potential clients. There is an art to uncovering your compelling business story and this week’s guest, Park Howell, has mastered this art on episode 88 of Amplify Your Success Podcast.

From rebounding out of the flailing advertising marketplace to launching a successful branding company and landing a coveted TedX talk, Park shows us how to craft a powerful story that will accelerate new business.

Key Takeaways

  • How Park rebounded from an industry that was falling apart.
  • Why "Storytelling" in your brand story can set you apart from the competition.
  • Park walks Melanie through a cool process to pull out our Brand Story
  • The steps to uncovering a clear, compelling story that actually will simplify your life (and your marketing efforts!)
  • How to spot – and overcome – the most common challenges to uncovering YOUR brand story.

About the Guest

Park Howell has been in the advertising and branding world for 35 years, but in 2006 it all stopped working. Technology had leveled the playing field. Brands used to own the influence of mass media, but the masses had become the media and they own your brand story.

So park pivoted away from 20 years of running his own ad agency to focus on the answer of how to rise above the noise of the Attention Deficit Disorder economy and actually be heard and understood. His antidote is an anecdote.

Now, Park consults, teaches, coaches and speaks around the world helping leaders of purpose-driven brands clarify their stories to amplify their impact and simplify their lives.

 

Connect with Park Howell:

Website

LinkedIn

Facebook

Twitter

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Aug 13, 2018

There’s a subtle art to building up solid business connections who are eager to refer business and partner up on projects with you. In my experience, just one great connection can add six to seven figures in new business to your bottom line. But truly, developing these kinds of connections are not just luck. There is a process to follow and my guest John Corcoran on episode 87 of Amplify Your Success Podcast has certainly mastered it.

John’s become one of those “go-to” guys who eagerly refers you that perfect lead or follows up just to invite you to a coveted business event. Be sure to listen in as this episode is full of golden nuggets sure to inspire you – and amplify your business.

Key Takeaways

  • A true renaissance man, John shares how his eclectic background positioned him perfect to be a connector.
  • How John and his partner leverage big name marketing events to build their own business – while adding massive value to the event.
  • Three simple things any small business owner or entrepreneur could do now to start cultivating really valuable new business relationships.
  • The best way to follow up with people you want in your influence circle without being spammy or over-bearing.

About the Guest:

John Corcoran is an attorney, writer, and a father, and a former Clinton White House Writer and Speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, he has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and owned his own boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area working with small business owners and entrepreneurs.

He is the creator of Smart Business Revolution and the Smart Business Revolution podcast. He’s the cofounder with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, of Rise25, LLC, an education and training company which holds in-person and virtual trainings for ecommerce entrepreneurs and professional services business owners.

His writing has appeared in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, Huffington Post, Art of Manliness, Lifehacker, Business Insider, Get Rich Slowly and numerous other publications, blogs and websites.

Connect with John Corcoran

Twitter

LinkedIn

Facebook

Smart Business Revolution 

Rise25 

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Aug 6, 2018

What if you knew that your everyday routines carried the clues to unlocking a million dollar opportunity? That’s what Tom Nardone discovered. For many years Tom was a mailman with a dream to break free from the grind of his job. By following his passion and taking inspired actions, Tom leveraged the knowledge he gained on his daily route to build a million dollar house flipping business.

Whether you are interested in real estate wealth, or are always looking for inspirational stories to activate your own million dollar ideas, this is an episode not to miss!  Join me on episode 86 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as real estate millionaire Tom Nardone shares his story of “blue collar postman” to real estate success.

Key Takeaways

  • What gave Tom the courage to break out of a steady government job and pursue his freedom based business.
  • The most important habit that he discovered ALL entrepreneurs need to have to be successful in business.
  • Tom shares his BIG OBSTACLE and how upgrading his mindset unlocked the money flowing into his business.
  • Tom and I talk about an “old school” marketing technique that is now a crucial part of any small business marketing plan.
    How did you develop the habits that Entrepreneurs need to have in the biz world?
  • The two-phase growth strategy Tom used to build leveraged income and develop true financial freedom.

About the Guest:

Tom Nardone started working for the Post Office as a mailman back in the 80’s. It didn’t take him long to realize that the security entrapment of a "good job" is not a lot different from a 30 year jail sentence. “You feel trapped, and your income is limited.”

Tom started buying houses on his mail routes and after 25 years of buying and holding and buying and selling, Tom has bought and sold over 250 properties.

Tom co-authored the book Secrets of the Real Estate Millionaires and has created and written courses for several real estate information products. Tom has been twice featured on television with two appearances on Good Morning America with Charles Gibson and Joan London and also CNBC’s Power Lunch with Bill Griffith, with radio appearances on The Cash Flow Show and Real Estate related Podcasts.

Connect with Tom Nardone

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

Instagram

Mentioned In this Episode:

  • Get Tom’s book "How to Make $10,000 in 90 days Flipping Your First House” by texting the word "mailman" to 31996
  • Join in Amplify Your Success Community for Amplify LIVE on Thursdays
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